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: Distance

11-11-2005, 05:55 AM

What do you find fair, as distance between each angler fishing the same pool.
Or it differs depending if they are fishing Spey or Single handed ?

Is it a problem on your waters, or do most anglers respect "rotation!?

What if you are planning to fish "Dry Fly" ( working your pool up river)?


( no snow yet ....only high in the mountains )

11-11-2005, 07:02 AM
Between legal anglers ? It hasn't really been a problem in the past here in Quebec. Rotation through Quebec pools has been a model for the World !
Between legal anglers and any illegal "supplementery" rods - AT LEAST 150 feet !

11-11-2005, 10:48 AM
On the picture you showed I would say that they are too close for my liking. I think at least another 30 ft. between them would be required.
So long,

Willie Gunn
11-11-2005, 12:27 PM
When fishing the private beats in Scotland you get plenty of water for yourself that is what you pay the money for. It is usual to have at least a side of a pool to yourself.

On the association waters 30yds is usually the minimum as when the fly swings you do not want to catch the angler below you waders, do you. Simple answer minimum of a cast distance.

11-11-2005, 02:03 PM
Like Malcolm, I think casting distance, or about 30 yds-100' is about right.

Salar 33
11-11-2005, 02:26 PM
Hi Ann,

Congratulations on the awards. You are an asset to the Gaspe and a great asset to us out of towners.

As far as distance, I personally like about 2 kilometers.


11-11-2005, 05:56 PM
Ann I am with Salar 33 on this one

more than 2 km is quite fine give or take a couple of inches

Here on the North Shore no such thing known as rotating the pools :chuckle: :chuckle: :Eyecrazy:

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11-11-2005, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the feedbacks..

The "2 Lone Rangers!",

2 km!!?? :confused:

Pas possible!!! :smokin:
I respect your distance, but just a little note.,,,,,
Tell me you landed the biggest fish ever.........and I'll reply!! yeah right!! :D :Eyecrazy:
Tell me you had the best time ever " serenity "........
.I'll agree, cast my fly so close to your waders to scare you out of the pool and ask for my turn!! :D


merci Bill (CRO) pour le message.j'apprécie vraiment!

11-18-2005, 10:30 AM
2km sounds good to me- but in popular areas of Newfoundland 10 m is generous. I've seen people almost shoulder to shoulder - I don't bother fishing. Attached are a couple of the Exploits on an uncrowded day